7 reasons to watch the 2015 Oscars

 In honor of the Oscars, this story will be 7,633 words long, padded out with flowery phrases and belabored metaphors

Darth Vader, Mickey Mouse join forces on cruise

In a galaxy far, far away ... in the Western Caribbean, actually, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett and stormtroopers party with Disney Cruisers around the pool deck. No, it's not a fantasy.

The Apple car: What we know

Apple hasn't admitted publicly that it wants to get into the auto industry. But there's plenty of evidence out there.

The Internet of Sheep: WiFi-connected flock to eat grass and transmit data

You may have heard of the Internet of Things -- the idea that eventually all physical objects could communicate data over the internet to other connected devices.

The art of handling a backhanded compliment

Halfway through a recent first date, my latest Tinder suitor --- let's call him Heath --- interrupted the conversation, apologizing.

How a profoundly disabled boy became a running champ

Twelve years ago, Rachel Miller was lost when it came to her son John. The 7-year-old was profoundly disabled because of his autism. Unable to speak, he withdrew from people at school and, worse, from his family.

800,000 receive wrong Obamacare tax info

Bowing to pressure, the Obama administration is extending Obamacare enrollment for those who learn they owe a penalty for being uninsured in 2014.

Mentorship Academy junior will be youngest TEDxLSU speaker

The annual TEDxLSU event gives our most innovate leaders a stage to share their vision with the community. This year, for the first time, one of those leaders is still in high school.

New Iris Center director takes experience to help victims

 Statistics say one in three women will experience domestic violence.

State sets aside over $600 million for future projects

 Twenty-four projects across the state are about to get underway. The funding was all approved by the state this week.